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the balance of power. with election day just two weeks away, the battle to control congress heats up. chechnya. insurgents stage a deadly attack at the parliament. on tap. the chain that brought you $4 cup of coffee brews up a different kind of buzz. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, october 19, 2010. good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. it's two weeks before election day and a republican takeover of the house of representatives seems like a sure bet. meanwhile, democrats are fighting tooth and nail to maintain majority in the senate. the gop needs to pick up ten of
the 19 senate seats democrats now hold. two critical and very close races, colorado and west virginia. >> reporter: it's coming down to the wire in these races and both parties are sinking time and money into them, hoping to sway the outcome. republican john reese is trying to become west virginia's first republican senator since 1958. >> you have to wonder, wonder about obama and which direction they're going because there are choices. >> reporter: hoping to capitalize on voter frustration, he spent much of last night's debate painting joe mansion as an ally. president obama. >> i'm not a rubber stamp for anybody. >> reporter: with an approval rating near 70% but most polls show him running neck in neck for the late robert byrd seat.
west virginia is one seat they have to win. another battleground state, colorado, where democrats are try to fend off a tea party favorite. >> this tea party business has brightened my life. >> reporter: last night former president bill clinton urged colorado democrats to stick with michael bennet. >> don't go back to what got us in trouble in the first place. >> reporter: but republican ken buck says he's exactly what colorado and the rest of the country needs. >> to fit the mold of a different kind of candidate for the u.s. senate. >> reporter: to win control of the senate, the gop needs to keep all 40 of their current seats and capture ten others now held by democrats. election day may be two weeks away, but early voting has begun in a handful of state. absentee ballots for mail-in ballots will be available in every state. >> thank you. in nevada tea party-backed
candidate sharron angle has come under fire for remarks she made last friday to a group of hispanic student. she was defending an anti-illegal immigration ad which showed a map of mexico and a group of mexican farmers. >> what we want is a secure and sovereign nation. you know, i don't -- i don't know that all of you are latino. some of you look a little more asian to me. >> hispanics who make up 12% of nevada's registered voters have blasted angle's immigration. also in play come election day are 37 governorships. here in new york polls indicate democrat andrew cuomo has a healthy lead over republican carl paladino. last night they were joined by five other candidates for a debate. manuel gallegus reports. >> reporter: seven candidates for new york governor with different views of how to fix
the state. kristin davis, a former manhattan madame. >> we need to legalized marijuana and casino gambling. >> reporter: a candidate from the green party, the freedom party and the rent is damn high party. but only two are considered frontrunners, democrat andrew cuomo, whose father once ran the state and tea party backed republican carl paladino. >> i'm going to lower income taxes by 10%. >> reporter: a recent "new york times" poll shows cuomo with a substantial lead over paladino. paladino's popularity has been slipping since september and he's been accused of making sexist, racest and anti-gay remarks. paladino and cuomo were careful not to say anything controversial, but that didn't stop the others. >> i've never been caught with a prostitute. my dad wasn't governor. and i've never been convicted of a crime. so, you may not be used to me as a politician. >> reporter: for new yorkers in the audience, running the state
is no joke. >> it's serious business and i think we need a fresh change. >> i think a lot of the issues were addressed. >> reporter: in the end, each candidate had equal air time in what will likely be the only debate before election day. manuel gallegus, cbs news, new york. it turns out that moratorium on home foreclosures were short-lived. bank of america says it plans to resume seizing homes next week. more than 100,000 in 23 states. other banks and lending institutions say they'll resume foreclosures as well as once the document flap is settled. overseas insurgents launched a deadly attack against two government buildings in chechnya. we have our report from moscow. >> reporter: we understand that three security guards and one civilian have been killed in this attack. the president of chechnya has
been very keen to point out it is now over. the situation is under control. and the militants involved have been killed. it was around 9:00 this morning, we understand, that a suicide bomber detonated an explosive just outside the parliament building which allowed further militants to enter the building. there were reports of shooting and hostages being taken. we know the presidential security services immediately went to the scene and seems dealt with it pretty quickly, which is, of course, what all the security services -- the russian security services want to demonstrate, they can control this volatile region and they can control these insurgents. of course, this attack particularly significant striking at the heart of the kremlin-backed parliament. amanda walker, sky news for cbs news in moscow. protests in france over a plan to raise the retirement age are growing. workers this morning are striking nationwide and have
blo blockaded a dozen french oil refineries. french airports have canceled flights and drivers are lining up for gas. the french government wants to raise the minimum retirement age to 62. on the "cbs moneywatch" stocks in asia edged up. ashley morrison with the latest on that. good morning. >> good morning. asi asian markets advanced slightly. nikkei gained half a percent. wall street gets earning reports from bank of america, goldman sachs as well as the latest check on the housing market. tuesday better than expected profits from citigroup gave stocks a boost. the dow gained 20 points while the nasdaq aid added 12. apple posted quarterly profits. earnings soared 70% largely on the strength of iphone sales. 14 million from july through september. ipod sales totaled 9 million. but the ipad was a bit of a disapointment.
apple sold 4 million of the tablet computers while analysts were expecting 5 million. flight delays are costing passengers a lot more than grief. a study found the cost of airline delays to passengers in 2007 was $16.7 billion, including lost time waiting for flights and money spent as passengers scrambled to make other arrangements when flights are canceled. and something new may soon be on tap at starbucks. the coffee chain is experimenting with adult beverages selling beer and wine at one of its seattle locations. alcohol does not go on sale until after 4:00 p.m. it's the latest effort by starbucks to evolve its brand. no word on just how much that glass of chardonnay, though, might cost you. >> you already thought the line was long at starbucks. just you wait till this starts. >> right. >> ashley morrison joining us live here in new york, thank you. just ahead on the morning news -- a mystery sighting over
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it seemed like the lights seen wednesday afternoon in new york city but those turned out balloons that escaped from a school party new mexico has made its biggest ever marijuana bust. heavily armed soldiers arrested 1 1 suspects in a series of raids monday in tijuana seizing 500 tons of marijuana. it was neatly wrapped in 10,000 brown and silver packages and supposed to be delivered to various distributors in the united states. police said it had a street value of $340 million. for the fifth straight year there have been fewer arrests on the border between mexico and the u.s. homeland security secretary janet napolitano says the border patrol made 463,000 arrests during the fiscal year which ended september 30th. in 200 the there were 556,000 arrests. the drop in arrests is credited to more border patrol agents and the weak economy. a chilling confrontation on a philadelphia bus was caught on
tape. surveillance camera video shows two women arguing on the bus last week and one pulls out a gun. she allegedly threatened to shoot the women until a man stepped in to separate them. the woman was arrested and faces several charges. she was angry because the other woman was speaking loudly on her cell phone. former nfl star junior seau drove off a cliff in southern california. he went to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries after driving off an embankment onto a beach in the san diego area on monday. seau told police he fell asleep at the wheel. police said there was no sign of alcohol or drugs that was involved. only hours earlier seau had been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. in sports, another dazzling pitching performance in the baseball playoffs. whatcha doing little bite™? trying to be big like you, dad. you're so good at keeping everyone full...
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again, especially in the southern california area. rain showers are moving through the middle of the east coast and cool weather is dominating the top half of the nation. in sports, texas has taken a 2-1 lead in the american league championship series. the rangers' josh hamilton hit a two-run homer in the first inning off andy pettitte for the early lead. the score stayed that way until the ninth inning when texas scored six more runs. cliff lee shut out the yankees giving up two hits, striking out 13 in the 8-0 win. >> i do the same thing every game. i'm going to throw strikes and i'm going to throw fastballs in and out and see how they swing and make adjustments on the fly. >> game four is tonight. in the national league the giants host the phillies this afternoon. in the nfl tennessee game they crushed jacksonville on monday night football. titan's backup quarterback kerry collins led the way after vince young suffered a knee injury. tennessee is in a three-way tie
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on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. . a stalled frontal boundary is the focal point for showers in the plains. a few storms are not going to leave the southwest any time soon. the north is still feeling cool and crisp. here's another look at this morning's top stories. two weeks before election day democrats are scrambling to retain control of the senate but
million facebook users. >> it's a little like learning the telephone service that you signed up for wasn't really able to keep your calls private. >> reporter: a facebook spokesperson said there's no evidence that any personal information was misused or even collected. but added, we plan to introduce new technical systems that will dramatically limit the sharing of user i.d.s. the federal trade commission warned the online advertising industry last year that it needed to clean up its act. the industry needs to do a better job of self-regulation, one commissioner wrote, or a day of reckoning may be fast approaching. this week they announced a new set of principles and unveiled this advertising option icon. >> the intent is for it to be on have ad where data is collected or used. when you click on it, it tells you about the policies of the companies involved in the ad and allows you to opt out. >> reporter: by taking these steps the industry is basically acknowledging there's a problem. >> i think the industry is acknowledging they have to do
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>> that's right. our friends up north dealing with the showers and even thunder boomers overnight. rumbles of thunder out there this morning. seeing a little bit in loudoun county. maybe coming to montgomery in the next little while. we're looking at a day today where we start with some showers this morning. as we go through the day, more clouds at noon. this afternoon sunshine. high temperatures will make it up into the middle 60s the way things are looking right now. all right. this morning we've been watching all that rain in pennsylvania and to our north. you can see in montgomery county and frederick county especially. take you on a quick tour there. heaviest stuff pulling out of montgomery county but in and around baltimore it is really coming down. here in the district things are fairly quiet. we'll take you north to montgomery county and show you once you get into rockville up around 370 and points north and going up toward areas -- let's get this computer to advance for you -- then going up toward frederick county. look at that, coming out of
ashburn and poolesville, heavy showers and maybe even a rumble of thunder with that. it is 4:26. time to go to angie. a lot of road work. happy tuesday, everybody. we've got construction specifically out on the inner loop at river road and also at falls road at i-370. we want to show you that we do have a water main break still in the district and as a result of that, we're losing the westbound lanes between 9th and 12th on constitution. now back to you. >> thank you, angie. here are some of the stories we're following for you this tuesday. >> that self-imposed moratorium on home foreclosures is over for bank of america. they'll start refiling paperwork on more than 1,000 homes in 23 states next week. the nation's largest bank halted foreclosures earlier this month as you may remember because of questions of faulty paperwork. it plans to refile documents starting monday in states that require a judge's approval to restart the foreclosure process. a 16-yard struck while
driving -- 16-year-old struck while driving a scoot we are his cousin remains in critical condition. the two were rear ended yesterday morning while sitting at a red light at veers mill -- at viers mill road in aspen hill. the clerk of the police department in morningside, maryland has been suspended during an investigation of the town's red light camera program. >> the clerk in question is also a town council member and so is her husband. morningside is a small town. 1300 residents, only six police officers and one very busy red light camera on allentown road by andrews air force base. >>it's a way for the government i guess to get people, get money. >> reporter: people here know all about the camera but few know anything about why the clerk of the police department has been suspended and why the maryland state police have been called in to investigate and audit involving the red light
camera program. the clerk regina foster who lives here isn't talking about it and neither is her husband, terry. together the couple make up two of the three of the town council members. sources with knowledge of the case say it's a ticket fixing scandal, but the scale of the suspicion is unclear. morningside has a new police chief because the last chief was swept out in a scandal over selling guns out of his police car. this chief has a new set of eyes. the new chief eugene mills is not talking either except to say he's the one that called in state police to keep the investigation as independent as possible. >> the investigation needs to be thorough. >> i'm hoping everybody will be straight about it. if they are doing anything illegal, they need to get it statenned out. >> reporter: meanwhile the red light camera is still issuing tickets. in morningside, scott broom, 9news now. >> morningside's town council meets tonight but it is not likely to take up